[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 17 (Monday, January 27, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4361-4362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01487]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2014-0005]


Draft Program-Specific Guidance About Academic, Research and 
Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope Including Electron 
Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Draft NUREG; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising its 
licensing guidance for academic, research and development, and other 
licenses of limited scope including electron capture devices and X-ray 
fluorescence analyzers. The NRC is requesting public comment on draft 
NUREG-1556, Volume 7, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance about 
Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Academic, Research 
and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope Including Electron 
Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers.'' The document has 
been updated from the previous revision to include safety culture, 
security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, 
and changes in regulatory policies and practices. This document is 
intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff and will 
also be available to Agreement States.

DATES: Submit comments by February 26, 2014. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC 
is only able to assure consideration of comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comment by any of the following methods 
(unless this document describes a different method for submitting 
comments on a specific subject):
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0005. Address 
questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-287-
3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact 
the individual(s) listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this document.
     Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, 
Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, 
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-A44MP, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001.
    For additional direction on accessing information and submitting 
comments, see ``Accessing Information and Submitting Comments'' in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tomas Herrera, Office of Federal and 
State Materials and Environmental Management Programs; U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-
7138; email: Tomas.Herrera@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Accessing Information and Submitting Comments

A. Accessing Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2014-0005 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information regarding this document. You may 
access publicly-available information related to this action by the 
following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2014-0005.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may access publicly available documents online in the NRC 
Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the 
search, select ``ADAMS Public Documents'' and then select ``Begin Web-
based ADAMS Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-
4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The draft NUREG-1556, Volume 
7, Revision 1, is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML14015A110.
     NRC's PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public 
documents at the NRC's PDR, Room O1-F21, One White Flint North, 11555 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    The draft NUREG-1556, Volume 7, Revision 1, is also available on 
the NRC's public Web site on the: (1) ``Consolidated Guidance About 
Materials Licenses (NUREG-1556)'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/staff/sr1556/; and the (2) ``Draft NUREG-
Series Publications for Comment'' page at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment.html#nuregs.

B. Submitting Comments

    Please include Docket ID NRC-2014-0005 in the subject line of your 
comment submission, in order to ensure that the NRC is able to make 
your comment submission available to the public in this docket.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information that you do not want publicly disclosed in your comment 
submission. The NRC will post all comment submissions at http://www.regulations.gov as well as enter the comment submissions into 
ADAMS, and the NRC does not routinely edit comment submissions to 
remove identifying or contact information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the NRC, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that

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they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. 
Your request should state that the NRC does not routinely edit comment 
submissions to remove such information before making the comment 
submissions available to the public or entering the comment submissions 
into ADAMS.

II. Further Information

    The NUREG provides guidance to an applicant in preparing an 
academic, research and development, and other licenses of limited scope 
application for use of unsealed radioactive materials in laboratory 
studies or similar activities, veterinary uses of licensed materials, 
and small sealed sources such as in electron capture devices and X-ray 
fluorescence analyzers. The NUREG also provides the NRC with criteria 
for evaluating a license application. The purpose of this notice is to 
provide the public with an opportunity to review and provide comments 
on draft NUREG-1556, Volume 7, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance 
about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Academic, 
Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope Including 
Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers.'' These 
comments will be considered in the final version or subsequent 
revisions.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of January, 2014.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Laura A. Dudes,
Director, Division of Materials Safety and State Agreements, Office of 
Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-01487 Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 am]
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